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Art Elysées X Huskdesignblog: A unique exhibition of contemporary design in Paris

For the first time, we are partnering with Art Elysées to present an exhibition of contemporary and collectible design pieces in Paris, throughout the event, from October 17 to 21, 2019. This is the opportunity for Huskdesignblog to present our first exhibition as curator to a wide audience of enthusiasts and professionals and to highlight emerging as already well-known designers in whom we believe. Discover our selection!




Today's design is on display at Art Elysées


Illustrating a new era, that of the design in the present and its future transformations, the furniture and objects presented are assembled and connected in a panel of bold materials and shapes. Thus, on the occasion ofArt Elysées our goal is to initiate contact, to ensure that contemporary design and its actors can interact with a diverse audience and listen to the new generation of design: that of an era or finally, its relationship to art is being recognized. Because if in our minds as connoisseurs, design has a clear and well-defined place, it is not the same for everyone.



Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019

Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019
Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019

In France and Europe in particular, the tradition of so-called drawn design, inherited from architects and the democratization of design for all of the 50s and 70s, is still very much rooted in morals and the vision we have of it. So what is the place of the designers who are often makers that we are ready to do today? Because it is now common for these creators themselves to turn more towards a so-called artistic, independent and collectible design, by choosing, for instance, to sell their pieces themselves or to be represented by a gallery.


Moreover, it should be taken into account that, in the same way as art, designers offer pieces in limited or even unique editions, which know-how and technology make quite unique, in contrast to the tradition of so-called drawn design, for major brands.



Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019

Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019
Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019

Huskdesignblog offers an exhibition that aims to highlight the work of these talented international artists who are renewing the genre in their workshops, and are not afraid to combine their aesthetic and technical aspirations with today's trends. Thus, various works exposed to Art Elysées represent the work of metal, wood, ceramics and many others in today's era, the relationship of designers to the material, and especially how they have appropriated it.



An international representation of contemporary design


During this edition ofArt Elysées 2019, we have the honor and deep pleasure to present a panel of international designers presenting furniture, mirrors, vases, and textiles. Design is a question of emotion, of feeling, and all the pieces thus present gave us more than positive sensations on contact. Because we favor design, which, as you will have understood, in the same way, that art provokes something in us, the one that is not only the support of the functional to satisfy a need, but also the one that takes the form of an emotional need to supplant the function.


In accordance with this vision, 17 studios and duos of international composition have responded to our call, including: Ángel Mombiedro, SpainBling Studio, France Cécile Bichon, Francedellostudio, Italy and UKIda Elke, DenmarkJean-Baptiste Durand and Virginie Willerval, FranceKabinet, ItalyLaurène Guarneri, FranceMalcolm Majer, United StatesMartin Thübeck and Elias Bath, SwedenNicholas Hamilton Holmes, CanadaNOOM Home, UkraineParasite 2.0, Italy and BelgiumSophia Taillet, FranceTrey Jones Studio, United StatesWendy Andreu, FranceBram Vanderbeke, Belgium and Winston Cuevas, United States.


Huskdesignblog exhibits contemporary designers at Art Elysées 2019



Pieces designed for the occasion


Among these designers, some of them do us the honour of presenting pieces designed especially for the event and have therefore not yet been revealed to the design community. For example, American designers Malcolm Majer and Trey Jones, for whom we have a particular affection since we met when we were established in the United States, 2 years ago.


Malcolm's work uses the vocabulary and materials of architecture to translate them into the world of furniture, to counter preconceived ideas of what a piece of furniture should look like. Thus, he presents the piece Chair 3.2, a legitimate descendant of the first edition.


Trey Jones imagined the first pieces of the collection Pannier Vases for the 2018 edition of the event 1000 Vases, and does us the honor of completing the series with a sixth vase, darker than the previous ones. His sculptural work makes sense in the ambiguity between full and empty, when we realize that the designer's choice was to create containers more from empty than full.


Trey Jones completes his series of Pannier Vases for Art Elysées for Huskdesignblog
Malcolm Majer creates the Chair 3.2 for Art Elysées for Huskdesignblog, in Paris.
Malcolm Majer creates the Chair 3.2 for Art Elysées for Huskdesignblog, in Paris.
Pannier Vase 04, Trey Jones Studio

Nicholas Hamilton Holmes, using the same specific wood as for his previous collection of sculptures, presented exclusively This and That, an in-depth exploration of simple shapes, proportions and forms. Here, each pair represents a visual metaphor where two forms interact and play together to compose a whole: Big Mama and Daddy, Silent Protest and Sun and Moon.


Designer Nicholas Hamilton Holmes creates the unique collection of This and That sculptures for Huskdesignblog at Art Elysées
Designer Nicholas Hamilton Holmes creates the unique collection of This and That sculptures for Huskdesignblog at Art Elysées

Wendy Andreu, French designer, exposes two versions of the 8 Legged Stools on Wheels, that we know pretty well since it is on our online gallery, as well as a copy of the superb Regular Pyramid, designed in collaboration with Belgian designer Bram Vanderbeke. She also presents a unique piece, the Screen Shelf serving as an architectural screen, entirely coated with raw and rough ochre paint, transforming its original metal shelf appearance.


Regular Pyramid by Wendy Andreu and Bram Vanderbeke
Screen Shelf, by Wendy Andreu, at the Art Elysées event for Huskdesignblog
Screen Shelf, by Wendy Andreu, at the Art Elysées event for Huskdesignblog
8 Legged Stool on Wheels by Wendy Andreu

Finally, the Swedish design duo Martin Thübeck and Elias Bath give us the privilege of exhibiting the collection Dirty Iron, a series of three sculptures resulting from their research and initiatory journey through their country, in order to review their history and the industrial steel sites of Sweden, once the largest steel producer in the world and a neutral country in wartime over the past 200 years.


These forms come from metal residues from all weapons produced, however, for wars in which the country claims never to have participated...


Martin Thübeck and Elias Bath for Huskdesignblog at the Art Elysées 2019 event.



French designers


We are also delighted to present a very varied panel of French designers, composed of the young Bling Studio and its incredible mirror Dune with multiple or even infinite reflections and Cécile Bichon, a self-taught ceramist and his incredible vases inspired by natural phenomena such as termite mounds, stalactites, and stalagmites.


The duo Jean-Baptiste Durand and Virginie Willerval and their experimental design, both luminaire and sculpture, or luminaire and animal, also gives us the honour of being present, just as Laurène Guarneri and her colored mirrors, displayed as secret doors to another dimension and the incredible work of Sophia Tailletwith glass, of which you will find more details here.


Dune Mirror, by Bling Studio
Series of vases by Cécile Bichon exhibited on the occasion of Art Elysées 2019
Jean-Baptiste Durand and Virginie Willerval, Larry luminaire at Art Elysées
Sophia Taillet, Curve glass high table

Laurène Guarneri presents the Horizon series of mirrors at Art Elysées, for Huskdesignblog



Pieces from other countries


The Spanish designer Angel Mombiedro, whose work is inspired by the colourful culture of his country, exhibits two emblematic pieces of his work that are the chairs Bullarengue and Qoticher. Highlighted on our online shop, we are delighted to finally be able to show these copies. We also welcome on our stand the creative duo dellostudio, who, adjusting the notion of sculpture on a domestic scale, has done us the honor of presenting the Onda Chair, rising star of Instagram, and a series of vases from which a wind of Antiquity blows and made by Mondo Marmo Design.


chair Klein blue, by Angel Mombiedro
Dellostudio presents a series of marble flare made by Mondo Marmo Design

Dellostudio presents the chairsculptural Onda Chair


Among the worthy representatives of metalworking, we present the lamp Odd Shell Light of Danish designer Ida Elke, whose work is inspired by the nature in which she lives, and Kabinet, an Italian studio dedicated to bringing a sculptural-functional scale to this contemporary material.


In this edition of Art Elysées, NOOM Home, a Ukrainian studio, has specially entrusted us with its vases Delaunay and Gabo, inspired by the Supremacist movement initiated by Kazimir Malevich, in order to present them to the general public. Just like the studio Parasite 2.0, who presents an exclusive rug, designed on the ambivalence between humanity and technology, previously made during an artist residency in London.


Finally, we have the privilege of exhibiting at Art Elysées an extraordinary piece, the chair Mono Pink of American designer Winston Cuevas, and who examines the poetic notions of innocence and purity under aesthetic airs that takes us into a fairy tale similar to that created by Walt Disney...


Ida Elke presents the sculptural lamp Odd Shell light
Resin and metal console by Kabinet à Art Elysées

chair Mono Rose by American designer Winston Cuevas for Huskdesignblog at Art Elysées



Art Elysées - Art & Design, from 17 to 21 October 2019


Between Place Clémenceau and Place de la Concorde, Paris 8ème





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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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